turretslug wrote:Back to the radios that started the thread, it'd be nice to think that they'd be passed on once they've been asset-stripped for rejuvenation with less mystical glassware, but there seems to be genuine puzzlement that anyone would want "old junk" for anything other than immediate venal purposes.
As a Cossor collector its become quite a serious problem for me.
The 2P is not the worlds best triode yet its widely advertised as a 2V PX4 which is untrue the closest would be the now very rare 2XP.
Unfortunately where there is money to made the strippers have no heart for the industrial heritage or just the joy of a set being as its designer intended it.
I have on more than one occasion bought a set, travelled many miles to pick it up to discover the seller has popped the 2P because the nice chap said if he gave me a fiver off I would still be happy, Guess what not happy! on both those occasions I left the set with the seller
I now ensure before setting off the set is still as advertised.
Trying to find solutions to missing output valves is challenging and I am now beginning to run out of stock since I have almost 70 Cossor sets that use a 2P, 2XP or 4XP. and in the last 10 years about 50% of Cossors I have bought have been without an Output valve.
Thank god I have been collecting for over 40 years when 2P's were worth about that
I don't want to spoil anyone's hobby but I think its not that likely that much commercial HiFi ever used a 2P.
So its new build by those with golden ears and deep pockets.
Once even the stupidly overpriced triodes have vanished what will be next..........
I Hope Jon's prediction comes true and the day of the PY81 will be with us soon !